HERE’S THE THING
Some clever person nailed it when they said, “Social media is like crack-immediately gratifying and hugely addictive”
Let me start by saying that I understand. I understand that everybody is on social media because, well, there’s not much else to do for many people who are in lockdown, retrenched, lost their business, working from home, not studying, feeling the pressure economically, feeling lonely, scared, unsure about the future, feeling that the world is unfair, that in these crazy times-someone needs to be blamed . I understand that our social justice, political beliefs and personal sensitivity metres are in the red. As a result, we are living and or working with one eye constantly focused on social media. Because we are so sensitive and scared, and justifiably so, our reticular activating system is on full alert for anyone who has an opinion that affects our lives. It’s almost like having a personal Google alert system in our brain that data searches for these blogs, vlogs, pod casts and posts. Hell, some of us who can’t find the opinion and outrage decide to take it upon ourselves to be the social and political commentators. We find ourselves sharing posts we would never normally share, saying things we would never normally say and getting involved in nonsense, (and here I mean stuff that makes absolutely no sense) by commenting and creating fights and arguments with people we don’t even know. We have to cut it out. We also have to realise that most of the crap that is being spewed on social media are just rantings of desperate minds. And don’t even get me started on the people who keep telling us what we already know. “the government is useless”, “the rules are ridiculous”, “my rights are being infringed because I can’t smoke”, and on and on.
You know exactly why you have received this today. You’re welcome!
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IT’S A SOCIAL MEDIA THING!